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  • Italian politics are as confusing as ever

    There is a financial monster haunting both Europe and the United States. Its name is austerity. Both Europe and the United States are in frightening financial shape, and both need desperately to balance their books. With the exception of Germany .

  • A general sort of winter storm

    On the wild Plains a high price is often commanded for moisture. As far as snows go or snow goes, we’ve all seen worse. Not that this one wasn’t a fine storm, but like a boxer, each brings .

  • Nation must erect adequate cyber defenses

    We have entering a new world, one that may well revolutionize our lives. This comes to mind in light of the report from the Mandiant Co. on Chinese efforts to hack U.S. companies. I am not surprised that the .

  • America’s leadership lacking

    I was in the process of drafting a letter when I read the article by Arthur F. Loub. He covered, with ability, several of my concerns. Now I would like to revert to the past and touch on some of .

  • Obama’s Syria policy is a failure

    One of the things I learned as a diplomat is that no policy is a policy.  If you do nothing and the other side does something, you have helped the other side achieve its goal. Unfortunately, that is what .

  • Drought, crops, cattle make agriculture news Jimsuber2

    Batting around a few current topics…we continue dry…farmers and stockmen are becoming caught in a new cost-price squeeze…sold farm land last year was 74 percent bought by farmers…demand and prices for most farm commodities are falling. The .

  • Brownback’s policies harmful

    I am disheartened by the plans of Gov. Sam Brownback and his allies in the Legislature to radically change our state. I also confess to resentment at being forced into an experiment that seems only to harm me and people .

  • Our social bonds are fraying

    Another Valentine’s Day is in the history books… and it got me thinking. I teach a couple communications classes, and last week I asked students how many had either written or received a love letter, or just a letter, .

  • Allow grocers to sell liquor

    One of the many benefits of Kansas living are the free market principles valued by the people and initiated by the state. Yet in one area, we’ve long avoided changing how adult beverages are sold, allowing the government, not .

  • Obama is not just another ‘dude’

    While I recognize Bill Felber’s right to express his opinion about President Barack Obama’s trip to Nevada to speak to an audience of mostly Latino high school students about immigration reform, I feel the “Arts and Entertainment” section .

  • EU mends differences, OKs budget

    Americans who are frustrated at the budget dispute in Washington and who fear that Democrats and Republicans will not reach an agreement before sequestration takes effect March 1 ought to consider what has just happened in Europe. Developments there suggest that .

  • Keeping relationships abuse-free

    Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate loving relation-ships. But maybe it is also a good time for parents to check-in with their teenagers who may be involved in a romantic rela-tionship. If you are a parent of a .


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